We are always looking for energetic and caring persons to join our team. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities of employment at Have A Heart, please contact Chelsea Fiedler, Executive Director, or call us at 715-425-7554.
At Have A Heart, Inc., we pride ourselves on hiring and developing a team that is trustworthy, knowledgeable and compassionate. Our leaders and caregivers are passionate about providing a happy, healthy environment and bonding with every individual that comes through our door.
These are the leaders that advocate for our clients, set the bar high and have a whole lot of fun while doing it.
Chelsea Fiedler, Executive Director
Chelsea Fiedler has been working with individuals with disabilities since 2005. Growing up, Chelsea always admired her mother who worked as an Occupational Therapist with individuals with disabilities. She started as a PCA when she was in high school and has worked with many different diagnoses. Chelsea’s passion for helping individuals with disabilities led her to Have a Heart, where she has now discovered another passion for non-profit work. Chelsea strives to make Have a Heart a place where all individuals are welcome and where caregivers can enjoy their work. Chelsea feels that Have A Heart is a very special place with lots of potential and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Rachel Bowen, Financial Director
Rachel Bowen has been providing support and care for individuals with disabilities since 2003. Rachel grew up providing support for her mother, who had a long battle with MS. While caring for her mother, Rachel discovered her passion of helping those with disabilities. While in college, Rachel worked as a direct care provider for adults with intellectual disabilities. Over the course of her career, Rachel has managed adult family homes, billed medical equipment and most recently, an IRIS consultant for the IRIS program. Rachel understands the various pieces of providing support for those with disabilities. Rachel is excited to be a part of the Have a Heart team and looks forward to helping Have a Heart continue to provide excellent care and support for those in our community.
Bobbie Kuhn, Grant Coordinator
Bobbie, our Grant Coordinator, is from Sparta…Wisconsin’s beautiful, drift-less area that was never touched by glaciers… and moved to River Falls when she married Jim. They raised four great kids and have 11 sweet grandchildren. Bobbie was an instructor in the Wisconsin Technical College System for 25 years before retiring. An extrovert, she couldn’t stay home for long and joined our staff to work part time. Bobbie wrote two books during her retirement, so she has no problem sitting quietly, researching and writing grants. Because she was a teacher, she enjoys making sure the staff gets their required training done. ·She especially enjoys having lunch with the clients and staff in the Adult Day Program and getting to know everyone better. In her spare time, she is one of the sponsors of a Guatemalan family and helps St. Croix Animal Friends raise money for their shelter.
Loretta Kittelson, Clarke Damon Villa Director
Loretta is one of our longest standing team members, having been with Have A Heart for over 14 years. She’s passionate about her work here because she enjoys helping people live to their fullest potential and working with a compassionate team. Loretta finds joy in making people smile and keeping them healthy. As a Mother and a Grandmother, she is a fantastic fit for this profession. Loretta’s clients absolutely love her cooking, compassion and constant dependability.
Alyssa Iverson, Respite Program Director
Alyssa has been working with individuals with disabilities since the Fall of 2014. She started her first caregiving job working at a group home in Minnesota where she fell in love with the field. In the Spring of 2015, Alyssa declared her major as Social Work at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls, thanks to the passion she found when working as a caregiver. Not long after, she started at Have a Heart as a caregiver working Respite on the weekends and has since been promoted to director. Working as a caregiver to individuals with disabilities has opened Alyssa’s heart and mind. She finds joy in bonding with the clients and their families. Alyssa is set to graduate in the Spring of 2019 with her Social Work degree. She hopes to continue serving children and adults with disabilities through case management. Alyssa is passionate and caring about everything she does on the job, and she hopes to impact others the way they have impacted her.
Courtney Anderson, Adult Day Program Director
Courtney is a caregiver simply because it is what she absolutely loves doing. Taking care of others is her passion and she can't imagine doing anything else. From hands-on care with feeding tubes to reading a book or doing crafts, she enjoys every step of the journey. She has been a caregiver for the past six years and truly enjoys the companionship with clients. Courtney has worked with diagnoses of autism, Down syndrome, cognitive impairment, developmental and physical disabilities. They say when you have a job you love you don't work a day in your life, and that sentiment sums up how she feels about the field. As a native of River Falls, Wisconsin, she enjoys sharing with her clients’ fun, local activities in the community. When she is not at Have A Heart, she can be found riding her Arabian horse and volunteering with the River Falls FFA alumni.
Have A Heart, Inc.
W10356 State Rd 29, River Falls WI 54022, 715-425-7754
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